|Born 1st of march in Öhringen / Germany
Primary School Öhringen
Secundary School Öhringen (HGÖ). Languages: english, latin, french. Violin class.
Piano and composition autodidactic. Computer class on the first Macs.
|Begin academic studies of electrical engineer and acoustics, Technical University Munich
Civilian service at Bavarian Red Cross Munich
Intermediate diploma, TU München
Journey through Latin America (3 months), spanisch class
Continuation of the studies at Technical University Berlin, specialisation sound engineer, electronics, digital media and communication, software programming.
Degree dissertation (Prof. Manfred Krause) and three-year research project on visualisation of speech for deaf children, in collaboration with schools for deaf children in Berlin. See publications: Klang – Stimme – Visualisierung
Second academic study of religion/philosophy/psychoanalysis and ethnmusicology at Free University Berlin (Prof. Klaus Heinrich).
Students deputy at FU Berlin. Member of student council and university commission.
Own psychoanalysis (Freud)
Starting as composer with film music ('amor fati', Berlinale- Intern. Film Festival Berlin 1997). Release on CD.
Philosophical Colloquium: discussion of social conflicts in a theory of art and architecture. See publications: Musik und Religion - Überlegungen zu Kult und Melancholie in der Zivilisation (Music and Religion. Thoughts on cult and melancholy in civilisation).
Examinations of medial mirror constellations in music, development of live-electronic pieces.
Spiegelgespräch I + II (Solo-Duette)
Intern. Gustav-Mahler-Kompositionspreis Österreich mit dem Stück 'Li.. und die Erde I+II' für Ensemble, Mezzosopran und Liveelektronik
Gastdozent an der Freien Universität Berlin.
Founding of comaberlin Production of inter-medial art. see publications: „...verdichtete Situationen produzieren“ and „From the sound installation to the sound situation" (organised sound, Cambridge)
Turn away from the concert form to installation as his main artistic form. Experiments with non-ending time structures and interactive concepts (see publications: Interactive Variation – On the Relativity of Sound and Movement)
First large-sized installation: the 2-years-running interactive sound situation transition – berlin junction in a sulpture of Richard Serra at the Philharmonie Concert Hall in Berlin, where situative, materialaesthetic and historical layers come together in a conceptional way. see catalog and CD transition
Development of a sculptural sound concept and a political-situative concept of space (see publications: Spannungsräume – Einige Überlegungen zum Raumbegriff in der Klangkunst).
Sound art stipend by Senat of Berlin. Workshop at Golo Föllmer (network music).
Chairman of Berlin Society for New Music (bgnm, togeth. with Christa Brüstle). Organisation and curating of diskussion- and concert series on aspects of music and art theory (2002: musik|politic, 2003: reflex zones, 2004: migration, 2005: Video Concerts) and several work shops. See publ.: Unter freiem Himmel - Klangkunst im öffentlichen Raum
German Sound Art Award (Marl/WDR) with his work Ortsklang Marl Mitte (Site-Sound Marl Midtown), where the social context got stronger and an allday space was formed by light, sound and voices in a sculptural way.
Stipend by Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf.
Awarding of MEDIA-Space-Award 2006 in Marl (NRW).
Concert performance with Tetso Furudate at TESLA Berlin (live broadcasted on DeutschlandRadio) at Arts Birthday 2006
Second edition of TRASA in four german-polish cities at the "Year of German-Polish Relations" (Auswärtiges Amt of Germany).
Participation at international sound art festival sonambiente in Berlin with the installation takeaway (in coop. with Steffi Weismann).
Residency in Italy (Stipend Villa Massimo / Casa Baldi, Rom)
Conceptual development of the TOWER TRILOGY: WHY WE BUILD TOWERS. Realisation of the first part turmlaute.1: starvation tower in Frankfurt u. Rom.
Realisation of the second part turmlaute.2: watch tower as a medial Gesamtkunstwerk, transforming a whole building and its power apparatus by audio, video, light and perfomrance with a public relations work incl. website as a part of the articstic work. Camouflage by a political fake.
Artistic research in Iran/Tehran (Project Cuts & Creeds).
Mobile installation in a tram wagon of line 8 in Dresden (meta.stasen, commissioned by Europäischen Zentrums der Künste Hellerau). Workshop am Europäischen Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, Dresden.
Curator at Senat of Berlin / Department of Art and Culture in Kreuzbg./Friedrhain.
Preparations of project thankyou,China – PCAIr-Medienrohr (MEDIEN-Raum-Preis 2006, Hartware MedienKunstVerein).
MP3-Soundwalk through different gardens in Hannover (Peregrinatio Paradiso)
Birth of daughter Senta (with Steffi Weismann).
3-months residency in USA (Los Angeles)
Performative intervention in american supermarkets with the projekt venture doll (by Steffi Weismann)
Video installation sonic parole at the media facade at O2-World Berlin, Medienfassadenfestival Berlin
Installation Sprich mit mir in the red-light-district of Braunschweigs. Exhibition klangstaetten|stadtklaenge, Konsumverein Braunschweig
Installation + Website RamallahTours, Intervention with a palestinian taxi in Israel, Exhibition „29km“, UmmElFahem Art Gallery, Israel
Mixing the physical with the medial public space (see publ.: Site-Sounds. On strategies of sound art in public space, Cambridge).
Installation NaNa with interactive parabolic speakers, Exhibition shared.devided. united, NGBK Berlin.
Video-sound-text-installation Cuts and Creeds (Berlin/Istanbul) on muslim suicide bombers and western gunmen.
6 months residency by Senat of Berlin at BM Contemp. Art Center Istanbul.
Facade installation mirrorsongs at a prison in Sinop/Türkei.
Lecture „Don't call it art! On strategies of media art in public space“ (ISEA Dortmund 2010 / BILGI-University Istanbul).
Website project smile atatürk with manipulated Atatürk portraits.
Workshop at Bilgi-Universität Istanbul (Visual Arts Department)
Workshop at UdK Berlin (SoundStudies)
Installation and poster project Make me wild – Godwin with a nigerian, illegal immigranten in Europa
Solo exhibition „borderlines“ with 4 installations on the topic "border" and its transgression at the European Media Art Festival (EMAF).
Installation with interactive trash bins in Osnabrück and communicative radio project at 3 schools in Osnabrück "trashsounds & TRIADIO" "Festival YEAH! Hörbare Umwelten" of Netzwerk Junge Ohren and Bundesumweltstiftung. Osnabrück Nov. 2011.
Exhibition tracing mobility with tracing Godwin (Installation and poster action in public space), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2011.